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 Post subject: Camera van stress?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 23:18 
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On Wednesday I overtook a truck on a nice long, flat and junction free straight, as I pulled out I spotted the van in the lay-by at the far end of the straight. Now I know I did not exceed the limit, there was no need to, and couldn't help but think how typical it was to put a van somewhere that drivers are going to overtake. Admittedly you would have to be blind not to see the van so there was no sneakiness involved and provided you had plenty of room to pass it would not be a problem.

The thing is there is this little niggle in the back of my head that I might get a nasty little letter. I wasn't speeding, but was right on 60mph and I just don't trust them...

Weird isn't it?

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 Post subject: Re: Camera van stress?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 00:29 
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CASH(£) - Got to pick a pocket or two,oh.

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 Post subject: Re: Camera van stress?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 16:55 
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Yep that's what it's all about, catching drivers overtaking safely when the real dorks who overtake near bends or cross onto the other side of the road don't get caught...but then they probably weren't speeding...hence safe!

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 Post subject: Re: Camera van stress?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 23:37 
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:gatso2: I feel your pain. I live close to a main road and just a short distance away there's a steep hill. I've often seen a scamera van parked at the bottom of this hill. Applying simple physics, a wheeled object that can freewheel downhill will increase speed.

Sneaky, isn't it? But they've never caught me yet.

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